Archive for May 12th, 2007

Er…

Dutch Word of the Day
er: there, them, it
Ik ben er nooit geweest.
I have never been there.

And by there, I mean a country with a language that doesn’t care to distinguish between the different forms of “it”, but will stress whether something is sitting, lying or standing.

Nothing “is” just “there” here. “Ik ben in Amsterdam” does not exist, but “Ik staat in Amsterdam” does. We made this realization in class very late in the game, and it’s frustrated me ever since. Oh, well.

Exams coming up soon. I’ll be up for air every now and then to post. Tot ziens.


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